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Kingfisher Cruises
 
Littlehampton-Arundel - River Arun
 
 
This page is devoted to the Littlehampton-based Kingfisher Cruises. Their boat Freedom left the quay at Littlehampton at 10am on most days (charters permitting) and took about an hour to sail up the six miles of the River Arun to reach Arundel, where she berthed just down river of the town bridge. Freedom then ran short trips further upriver until 2pm, when she departed again for Littlehampton. Passengers making the return trip from Littlehampton had three hours in Arundel. Further short trips from Littlehampton were then run from 3pm. 2007 was the fifth season of Kingfisher operations from Littlehampton. Both scheduled and charter fish & chips cruises were also available. Operations appear to have ceased in 2009 (source: Littlehampton Harbour Master's office), and Freedom moved to Bristol. However the pontoon at Arundel used by Kingfisher Cruises was out of use through much of the summer of 2009 whilst a new pontoon was installed. It will be interesting to see if it gets used for a regular service in 2010.
 
Kingfisher Cruises was named after one of the many bird varieties that can be seen along the river. Other varieties include egrets, herons, oystercatchers, skylarks, curlews, and hundreds of swans. There is even a pair of peregrines nesting in Littlehampton. The skipper Andy provided expert details on the birds seen on the cruise, plus other sights of interest. Fares included a cake and soft drink.
 
A new page on the paddle steamers that served Littlehampton and the Sussex coast, plus the floating bridge, will be added in the future.
 
 
Sections on this Page:-
Kingfisher Cruises Brochure
Freedom - Kingfisher Cruises: 2003-2008
Littlehampton-Arundel Cruise - taken on Freedom on 25th July 2007
 
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Transmanche Ferries - Newhaven-Dieppe Services
 
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Kingfisher 2007 Cruises Brochure
 
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Freedom
(Kingfisher Cruises: 2003-2008)
 
Freedom was built as a Norfolk Broads holiday cruiser for Weald & Sons Cruisers some time between 1968 and 1972. She later spent a period as a house boat in London before moving to Littlehampton around 2000. The current owners acquired her and commenced operations as 12-passenger day boat in 2003. Over the winter 2006/2007 Freedom was refitted internally, strengthened and given increased buoyancy to receive an MCA certificate for 28 passengers. Whilst largely enclosed, there is a small open area in the bow, plus the panoramic windows and a section of the roof can be opened.
 
 
Freedom at Littlehampton
Photo: © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007
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Freedom at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Freedom at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Freedom at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Freedom leaving Arundel on a short cruise
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Freedom at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Freedom leaving Arundel on a short cruise
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Freedom at Arundel
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Freedom at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk






Littlehampton-Arundel Cruise


Freedom at Littlehampton
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Quay side at Littlehampton
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Footbridge at Littlehampton
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Steam Packet Inn at Littlehampton
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
River Arun
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Brighton to Portsmouth railway bridge
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Entrance to the closed Arun-Portsmouth Canal
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Arundel Castle
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Cathedral at Arundel
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Cathedral at Arundel
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Cathedral and castle at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Old windmill and cathedral at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Old windmill and cathedral at Arundel
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk
 
 
Swans on the River Arun, including an albino cygnet
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Kingfisher Cruises - Littlehampton -  © Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007 - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Freedom at the old Arundel pontoon, accessed by a precarious set of steps
Photo: Ian Boyle, 25th July 2007
Freedom at old Arundel pontoon - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel - the new 2009 pontoon with a ramp giving access to all
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel pontoon - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel - the new 2009 pontoon
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel pontoon - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel - the new 2009 pontoon
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel pontoon - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel - the new 2009 pontoon
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel pontoon - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel Castle
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel - www.simplonpc.co.uk



Arundel
Photo: Ian Boyle, 15th October 2009
Arundel - www.simplonpc.co.uk






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